At a starting price of Rs 2.26 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi, the brand-new Honda CB300F has been introduced in India. The top 5 things about this bare-bones street-fighter motorbike are listed below.

Honda CB300F - New Engine According to the manufacturer, the Honda CB300F is built on a brand-new engine and chassis architecture that is exclusive to our market. Given that Honda currently offers the CB300R in India, the name and street naked style may be rather puzzling, but this engine has nothing to do with that motorcycle. It has a displacement of 293.5 cc, which is really 7 cc more than the CB300R, but it has an easier oil-cooled engine.

Honda CB300F

Both engines feature a 4-valve head, however the new bike has a single overhead camshaft instead of the CB300R's two overhead cams. As a result, the new bike generates significantly less horsepower (24.5hp vs. 31.1hp) and torque (25.6Nm vs. 27.5Nm).

Honda CB300F

Honda CB300F - New Chasses A unique diamond chassis, distinct from that used by the Honda CB300R and smaller Honda Hornet 2.0, serves as the foundation for the Honda CB300F. Similar to those two bikes, this has a gold USD fork and a monoshock at the back with five stages of preload adjustment.

Honda CB300F

The same MRF Revz radial tyres in the same sizes are used on the new CB300F: 110/70 R17 up front and 150/60 R17 at the rear. Similar to the CB300R, the new bike has dual-channel ABS, although its front disc is smaller at 276mm as opposed to the CB300R's 296mm. Axially mounted front brake callipers, as opposed to the radially mounted callipers on the CB300R, are another cost-cutting move. Both are manufactured by Nissin.

Honda CB300F

Features Similar technology to that of the CB300R is used in the negative LCD display that comes with the CB300F, but the layout is different. RPM, speed, gear position, time, and trip information are all readouts on this panel. The bike also includes Honda's smartphone Bluetooth connectivity if you pay a little extra.

Honda CB300F

Full LED lighting and a slip-assist clutch are both now standard features for bikes in this price range. The presence of Honda Selectable Torque Control, which is Honda's way of stating traction control, is the one special feature, though. Having debatable merits on a motorbike with this little power, there is no denying that this is the second made-for-Indiana bike to have this after the CB350.

Honda CB300F

Price On paper, the Suzuki Gixxer 250, which is somewhat more powerful but lacks features like the USD fork, and the Honda CB300F appear to be competitors. Honda elected to charge far more for it than other motorcycles with comparable features, though. The Suzuki Gixxer 250 costs Rs 2.26 lakh for the base model and Rs 2.29 lakh for the Bluetooth-enabled model, while the CB300F costs around Rs 40,000 more.

Honda CB300F

It is less than Rs 10,000 more expensive at this pricing than the KTM 250 Duke, which is significantly more powerful and well-equipped. Additionally, you may get the Honda CB300R, another expensive Honda, for around Rs 50,000 extra.

Honda CB300F

Availibilty The Honda CB300F will only be offered through the Honda Big Wing dealer network, which already has more than 100 locations nationwide.

Honda CB300F